Wednesday night’s six-game slate between ACC and Big Ten teams marked the end of an annual series between the championships dating back to 1999, with the ACC coming out on top. With a 3-3 split going into the final night of the three-night series, the league cruised to an 8-6 win in the 2022 edition of the Challenge. While No. 10 Indiana beat No. 18 North Carolina State He gave the Big Ten a landslide victoryNo. 17 Duke tackled No. 25 Ohio State 81-72 to help the ACC achieve its first overall Challenger victory since 2017.
Five players reached double digits for the Blue Devils, who led with 16 points, seven rebounds, three steals, and two blocks from freshman linebacker Kyle Filipowski. Duke forced 16 turnovers in the game and reduced Ohio State to just 3 of 13 shooting from 3-point range. The win marks an impressive rebound for the Blue Devils, who lost 75-56 to Purdue in the Phil Knight Legacy on Sunday.
The ACC also posted a big win as Notre Dame crushed No. 20 Michigan State 70-52 despite going in as a slight underdog at home. The Fighting Irish jumped out to a 42-24 halftime lead and were 23 points ahead of Cormac Ryan, who knocked out 6 of 7 shots from 3-point range.
With an 8-6 win in the series, the ACC now has a 13-8-3 all-time advantage in the Big Ten in the ACC/Big Ten challenge. This was the last year of the event asA new in-conference series with the SEC starts next season.
ACC/Big Ten Challenge results Wednesday
No. 17 Duke 81, No. 25 Ohio State 72 – a summary
No. 5 Purdue 79, Florida State 69- a summary
Miami 68, Rutgers 61- a summary
No. 10 Indiana 77, No. 18 North Carolina 65 – The takeaway: Red-hot Hoosiers roll on tar heels
Notre Dame 70, No. 20 Michigan State 52 – a summary
Nebraska 88, Boston College 67- a summary
ACC/Big Ten Challenge Tuesday scores
Clemson 101, Penn State 94 (2OT) – a summary
No. 22 Maryland 79, Louisville 54 – a summary
No. 16 Illinois-73, Syracuse-44 a summary
Wake Forest 78, Wisconsin 75- a summary
Iowa 81, Georgia Tech 65 – a summary
No. 3 Virginia 70, Michigan 68 – a summary
ACC/Big Ten Challenge Monday scores
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